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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Sep 18, 2007 9:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 73 is what god has on his ipod

late to the party, yeah i know this, but holy hell, oct, nov, dec 73 is sofa king amazing. now i know why it was dick's favorite period. the jamming is over the top, truly otherworldly, i can't point at a single show right now, but i think i may have to take a few months of my life and study the fall/winter of 73 in depth. 73 fans, enlighten me further.....

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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 18, 2007 10:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god calls BOX OF RAIN

amazing year. BIRTH OF PASTORAL DEAD....(weather report, eyes, miss 1/2, stella and china doll) all the tunes took on a breezy, tall grass flavor.....maybe it hadn't gone to the hard drugs yet and the boys were feeling that way, arrived at the garden really....there's a reason DANE is NO 1 on the ARCHIVE

many long shows. a pinnacle year with a unique personality, like all the years 67-?....well that's open to debate now idnt it?

try this, did you know they had horns for some shows?:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-09-15.aud-sbd.cotsman.16174.sbeok.shnf

and this...this is the pastoral biz:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-03-22.sbd.sacks.1822.sbeok.shnf

playin, eyes, dark star, the other one, china doll, stella blue, weather report suite, here comes sunshine ALL ARE in frequent rotation......

did i mention the LONG SETS....many songs played....your imagination runs wild reading a 73 set list.....you look at most sets post 80...and you just need to flip the page back to 73.....

us blues was still WAVE THAT FLAG....oh and OOOOHH i just hit on this AUD....sounds good so far....amazing LIQUID PLAYIN....like all of em in good ol 73:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-07-01.aud.lai.178.sbefail.shnf

oh...and according to DEADBASE they played 72 shows that year.....was there a cancellation?

This post was modified by He Live's on 2007-09-19 05:45:49

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Sep 18, 2007 10:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god calls BOX OF RAIN

I particularly love the Loose Lucy from 7/1. '73 is my favorite year for Loose Lucy, when it was slower and more 'burlesque.'

Also, if anyone hasn't done himself the favor of listening to 4/2/73, do check it out. Sunshine > Space > Bobby McGee is just the icing.

Man, I could go on and on and on and on about this year. But can you blame one?

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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 18, 2007 10:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god calls BOX OF RAIN

you will not be blamed....

it is the apex year of all that they had been trying to do since they began to move away from the tight song sets and heavy blues/psych jams of the 70-71 country years.....you can hear all they had been trying to do since the BEGINNING come together SEEMLESSLY in 73

a unique rootsy psychedlia -- or, pastoral dead, my pref.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 18, 2007 10:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god calls BOX OF RAIN

1973 is (was) one of my favorite years/

Not the GD, I mean the year. I had a great time.

The only GD show I saw that year (that I can recall) was the Cow Palace - debut of the monster wall of speakers.

But, I was nowhere near the stage, and there was no big screen in those days.

I was with my girlfriend Kathy Anderson (Andersen?) - the gal I shoulda married.

We sat there in the first row bleachers, enjoyed it, and I can't remember a thing today about the show itself.

But, a friend was down in front at that show...

and he told me later, that Garcia had tears in his eyes when he sang "Morning Dew".

I think Jerry missed Pigpen. But life goes on.

I believe Pigpen would have kept Jerry off the h.

But there were still a few good years left for the GD, for u, for me, but if u ask me, if God has an iPod, it's not 1973 He's listening to.

It's 1966.
It's always 1966.

If there's a heaven, it must be 1969.
That was the year.

This is the year.

Forget it.

It's over before it began.

It never ends...

(me in '73)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 19, 2007 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god calls BOX OF RAIN

Great post, CPW.

Nice picks...

73 was a great year for me as well; got laid.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 18, 2007 11:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god calls BOX OF RAIN

i gotta say that is probably the year i have checked least (pre 80), 66....but i love 68/69 "primal" dead....please rec some shows MR CP......

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god calls BOX OF RAIN

here's a short cut, the shows (including a couple from '73) I've bookmarked...

http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/cream-puff-war


I dig the 2-6-66 Beat It On Down The Line

(it's either here or on Taper's Section)

Viola Lee Blues - 3-12-66

(")

Midnight Hour - 3-12-66

New Minglewood , Cold Rain & Snow 7-16-66

(it's on 3 different sites w/ various dates - try GDlive.net)

plus 5-19-66,

http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-05-19.sbd.lestatkat.6516.sbeok.shnf

11-19-66...

the I Know You Rider from 9-16-66...


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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Sep 18, 2007 10:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god has on his ipod

Yeah, that's what I done did. It's what REALLY got me into the boys at first, for what that's worth.

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Poster: Stealz Date: Sep 18, 2007 10:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god has on his ipod

One of my favorite things about this time period and on in to the first half of 74 is the maturation of PITB. If you listen to the song from any show in 71/72, while good for the given moment in time, it pales in comparison to the stand alone GIANT it became in late 73.

Just my $.02.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 18, 2007 11:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: PITB '72

So Playing in the Band was primitive & immature in '72? Didn't reach its potential til '73?
Well I'd recommend listening to ANY PITB from September-December 1972 for an ear-opening experience.
If I had to pick the two best, it would be these monsters:

This one's 26 minutes and opened the second-set - four people in the comments called it the best-ever PITB.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-10-26.sbd.miller.15113.sbeok.shnf

This one, also from the second set, is also 26 minutes - at least a dozen people in the comments called it one of the greatest.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-11-18.set2-sbd.cotsman.9002.sbeok.shnf

The PITBs from 1973 tend to be more mellow than these fire-breathers!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Sep 19, 2007 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god has on his ipod

You may want to try 11/19/72 (Sun) Hofheinz Pavilion - Houston, TX and reconsider that sentiment. One of THE definitive versions.

This post was modified by skuzzlebutt on 2007-09-19 19:00:32

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 18, 2007 11:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Late '73 Highlights on the Archive

Oh yes, 1973 is a treat with those looong sets, and all those jam-songs one after another. It's the big year for Truckin, Bird Song, and Sunshine in particular, and the early Eyes are in many ways the best.

You mention the fall in particular, and it's true the jams become "deeper" in some ineffable way as they progress through the year - Phil starts picking up some mighty bass drones and sometimes it sounds like UFOs are landing on the stage.... If you're able to listen to the fall shows in order from October onwards, it's quite educational.
The early winter/spring shows are also well worth hearing, practically all of them - fortunately they're still left on the Archive. There must've been some big release plans for all these fall shows that got pulled!

But just to mention the highlights from the second half of the year that are still here:

A wonderful AUD - Playin' and the Other One are mesmerizing -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-07-01.aud.lai.178.sbefail.shnf

The AUD version of this "soundcheck" which has a famous jam -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-07-27.siniawsky-smith.weiner-gdADT11.25509.sbeok.shnf

Classic Dark Star>El Paso>Eyes of the World>Morning Dew -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-08-01.sbd.cotsman.12222.sbeok.shnf
And the AUD version -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-08-01.aud.weiner.gdADT08.9145.sbeok.shnf

Another AUD of a great show with the first Let It Grow -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-09-07.aud-moore.weiner.18854.sbeok.shnf

An essential show, especially the Dark Star>Morning Dew -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-09-11.sbd.lanum.184.sbeok.shnf

An Other One sandwich! - thankfully left here -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-11-14.sbd.vernon.5612.sbeok.shnf

Another nice AUD and Other One -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-11-20.wolfson.warner.22879.sbeok.shnf

An early Playing in the Band sandwich!
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-11-21.finley.warner.22096.sbeok.shnf

The Boston Music Hall shows are better heard on the Dick's Pick I think, though the AUDs here are decent; the AUD of the 12-19-73 show is sadly pretty wretched.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god has on his ipod

73 is one of my top three years and the year i listen to the most.a wonderful mix of jazz,country,rock and space.it drips with cosmic goodness.don't really care for the horns of september but the rest of the years smoke esp.fall and winter.just great music from start to finish.the usual suspects get named but don't forget these

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=876

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=877

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=878

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=879

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=880

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=881

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=882

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=888

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=891

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=892

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=900

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=901

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Poster: JayColodesch Date: Sep 19, 2007 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god has on his ipod

And in December of 73 no Donna. I'm not a Donna basher and don't want to turn this thread into that. But I do have a problem with her hollerin' most of the time. My wife hates it. So for those who love the era but cringe at Donna, Dec 73 shows are it. I think she was on break for her pregnancy.

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Poster: Bugz Date: Sep 18, 2007 10:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73 is what god has on his ipod

1973

i was fortunate to be 17, living in New Jersey, and caught the DC shows in June, the Watkins Glen event, both shows at Roosevelt Stadium and the Nassau Coliseum shows in early September.

That summer did things with my mind - maybe the most incendiary jams came in the last three months of '73, but the first 3/4 of the year sit up and bark as well.

We all have our favorite eras - even "average joe" with his BS (oops - I mean Black Sabbath) but '73 will always be my touchstone - for reasons obvious to the list of shows above.

I was lucky - not as lucky as some (Dick Latvala and countless others seeing Pig, and the early days) but this was my bus stop - i got on!

Bugz